Candice’s Card….

Candice’s Card using Product by Stampin’ Up!

I have been so excited as a beautiful dear friend got married…and she was a beautiful bride. I have known her now for about 12 years, we meet through Scout’s. We were both Joey Scout Leaders and became good friends and we still are…..Candice now attends my card making classes and I love having here there.

Well I have to make a special card for her and her husband, Damian.

So now that the big day has been and gone I can now share it with you all.

I love this Designer Series Paper (DSP)… Petal Promenade 146913…I also used it a few weeks ago when I made the Post-it Note Holders.

Its called a “Photographic design paper” , so what does that mean?

The way they create this paper is by using photos of an object in this case an arrangement of flowers. They don’t need to purchase large quantities of flowers, they take a photo then with the help of the computer they are able to copy and manipulate the image until it is the size they require. Its amazing how they are able to do this.

I have made the Designer Series paper the focal point of the card and matted it with a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock and then adhered to the card from of Fresh Fig Cardstock.

The only stamping is a sentiment from Floral Phrases141767 by Stampin’ Up! and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Fresh Fig Ink. This was then adhered to a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock both of which was cut with two of the smaller Layering Oval Framelits 141706. Using a leaf framelit from Petals & More Thinlits145655, I cut 2 leaves in each cardstock – Fresh Fig, Vellum 106584 and Gold Foil Sheet 132622. each of the 3 leaves were glued together and glued to from of the card. The sentiments was attached using Dimensionals, to give some height.

See simple…Now for the inside of the card.

I found the most perfect verse to put inside the card..so using my printer I printed it onto some Whisper White cardstock and using the RGB codes was able to match the ink colour to Fresh Fig.

Using the Detailed Trio Punch 146320 I curved the corners of the cardstock and I just had to use the beautiful floral DSP again on the inside of the card. It just makes the verse stand out…

The hero of this beautiful card is the Designer Series Paper (DSP)- Petal Promenade.

Thank you for reading today’s Blog post..I hope you have enjoyed this card as I much as I enjoyed making it for my beautiful friend Candice and her husband Damian…

If you have any questions please just contact me, all the products used will be listed below with links to my On-line Store at Stampin’ Up!

 

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Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons

Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons from Stampin’ Up!

I have played with watercolouring but never been overly happy with what I have done. But the simplicity of the Blended Season stamps (Colour Your Season) makes it so easy and after watching a Youtube video decided to give it ago again.This time I took my time not rushing for that instant finish, but doing it section by section and letting it dry before moving onto the next section. I think this is the key – taking your time, letting the water move the colour and allowing the work dry or settle.

I started with a piece of Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper and clear embossed the flower image from the stamp set. The embossing acts like a pool wall allowing the water to fill the area and as long as I didn’t over fill then it didn’t flood. I worked on one petal at a time and with my Aqua Painter covered the petal with clean water. Then picking up a small amount of ink from the ink pad lid I touched the petal at its base and let the water carry the colour around the petal. Cleaning my brush and adding extra water were needed but also keeping some areas white. Just going back and forth adding a little colour at a time on that one petal until I achieved the shading and depth of colour I wanted.

When I moved onto the next petal I missed one and did the next, so then the petal I was working on wasn’t next to one I had just finished. This allows the petal to dry and not getting one petal bleeding into another.

I did the same with the leaves by not working on two leaves next to each other and just going back adding small amounts of colour where needed.

At this point I let it dry before moving on.

I decided I needed to add some shading around the flowers and leaves, so again just working in small sections but this time blending all the sections together. Starting with a watered down ink just worked my way around the area, blending the edges out to nothing so as not to get any harsh lines. Then going back and slowly adding more colour where needed.

The ink pad colours I used where Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Gray Granite….

Only three colours, but the way the water pulls the colour out giving all theses different shades and just going back slowly adding more colour. As the paper drys you have stronger colour in those areas that there wasn’t as much water.

 I am so pleased with the way this has turned out and wanted to leave the flowers for all their glory and not cover with a large sentiment. So I found a “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Very Vintage Hostess Rewards Stamp set and embossed it in white embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock. The water colour paper I doubled matted in in Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot and attached to a Mossy Meadow Card base.

I’m looking forward to trying this again but maybe without the embossing and giving the “No- line or very light line” watercolouring ago…so stay tuned!

Colour Your Season” is only available to purchase for another 2 Days….so make sure you get yours now or it will be gone -FOREVER!

The watercolour Pencils are NOT part of the bundle..

 

Thank You for reading my Blog, if you have any questions then please contact me. Below I will have all the products used listed and linked back to my On-Line Shop at www.michelejutrisa.stampinup.net

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August Class – Stampin’ Up! Blends

 The August class we looked at the Stampin’ Up! Blends and how to use them.

These high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip markers come in many of our exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. Each colour comes in 2 shades to give you the best blending experience out there..You can purchase these as Singles or as Combo Pack…see page 205 Annual Catalogue

Here are some tips on how I like to use Blends-

  • ONLY use Momento Ink 132708
  • Smooth surface cardstock is best to use such as Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Have a layer of scrap paper under your work as it is normal for the colour to bleed through the cardstock – you want this to happen (see following 2 points)
  • Work on small areas at a time, this allows the ink to stay moist while you work and helps the colours to blend
  • Apply the lighter colour using small circles to saturate the paper, this will help the colour to blend together.
  • Apply the darker shade of color, you can use a tick or flick like motion. Start the tick /flick from where you want it to be darkest and it will become lighter at the tip. Or you can just colour in where you want your shading to go.
  • Go over the areas where you want the two shades to blend with the lighter colour but take care to not add to much light colour to where you want it to be darkest as it may also lighten those areas.
  • Have fun and try mixing the colours like the yellow to pinks, just make sure you clean on the nibs on scrap paper.

The first card we made used the Butterfly from Beautiful Day Stamp set 145915 (clear) 145912 (wood)

We started to make this card using only the 1 colour (Light and Dark) but everyone was enjoying using the blends so much they wanted to add more colour

and who am I to stop them…its all about being creative, Right!

So we ended up with this…..the colours I used are Calypso Coral Combo 144045 and Daffodill Delight Combo 144603

The following two card we used the Blended Season stamps from the “Colour your Season” Limited -Time Bundle Only Available until 31 August or while stocks last.

This bundle comes with Blended Seasons stamp set and Stitched seasons Framelits – Wood-mount 149893 / Clear-mount 149894

Along with this bundle you can purchase Watercolour Pencils Ass 2 149014 (these are not part of the bundle price)

                                                                                  

 

The colour Combos used are  Granny Apple Green 147274 & Real Red (Available next month in the Holiday Catalogue)

The colour Combos used Highland Heather 147276, Old Olive 144597 & Daffodil Delight 144603

There are lots of great videos out there on how to use Blends and I have added here one by Stampin’ Up! here…

Thank you for reading my post…if you have any questions please contact me. All the product used will be listed below with links to my On-Line Store (Australia Only)

 

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Dandelion Wishes from Stampin’ Up!

Who still picks Dandelions and makes a wish…I do!

Stampin’ Up! have in the Annual Catalogue the loveliest stamp set – Dandelion Wishes 146747.

There is so much to love about this simple but wonderful stamp. The sentiments are beautifully worded and the I love the font.

 

Today I made a short video which shows how I have used this stamp set, 7 Stampin’ Pads from the Brights Collection and the Stamparatus 148187 to create a card I have been wanting to do for a while.

The colours I have used are inspired from a screen saver on my tablet and they look awesome together. The Stamparatus allows multiple layers of colour to be stamped keeping everything in the same position, a tool worth investing in. 

On the finished card I used Clear Rhinestones and coloured them with Stampin’ Up! Blends – Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Highland Heather ( The last two will be found in the soon to be released Holiday Catalogue)

Thank you for reading my Blog today and watching my video. Please leave a comment would love to hear from you. Any questions please just ask….

All products used will be listed below and linked to my Store

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Petal Promenade by Stampin’ Up!

What is your favorite Designer Series Paper in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue?

I have never been big on using a lot of the Designer Series Papers but this year Stampin’ Up! have brought out some beautiful papers. There are two that I really like Share What you Love Specialty designer Series Paper and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

This week I have been playing with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 146913, making Post-it Note Holders for a stall/display that is part of a Art Expo.

What do you think…CUTE!

The Petal Promenade paper is a photographic design paper, floral on one side and marble or textured design on the other. There are 6 designs in all and you get 2 of each design. Two of the papers have smaller elements that can be cut down for note cards or other projects. I have used the smaller elements which are 7.6cm (3″) square and stamped in the center using sentiments from Ribbon of Courage 143855 and Colorful Seasons 143726.

Thanks for reading my post this week…I will try and get a tutorial done soon on this project. I really recommend you to look at this paper it is stunning and more so in real life. You can purchase it through my store by clicking on the links above. Have a wonderful day…Keep on Stampin’

Here is a Tutorial of my Post-it Note Holder

 

 

Thank You, Colour Your Season

Thank You……Colour Your Season from Stampin’ Up!

Another beautiful stamp from the “Colour Your Season Bundle”..I love the playfulness of the leaves and can imagine the wind blowing then along. In a country town I grew up in there is a big park and many large trees…every Autumn the gardeners racked the leaves into big mounds and it was so much fun jumping into them or hiding under the leaves to scare one of my sisters.

Its wonderful when making cards like this can bring back so many wonderful memories…

This card is one of those cards that wasn’t quite working the way I wanted and then it all fell into place, different from what was originally planed and better then what I thought.

This quote I think sums it up…

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun…..Mary Lou Cook

And ‘Yes’, there were mistakes, experimenting but most of all….. it was fun!

The leaves have been stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in black, then watercoloured. Starting with the lightest colour and working towards the darkest. Watercolouring is something I always struggle with….but this time I took it slowly, dried with the heat gun before adding the next colour and I think that’s the secret to not ending up with a ‘MUD’ of colour.

I made this card as part of the Global Design Project Colour Challenge # 145

To see all the stunning cards made by the Global Design Team and the other entries then Click HERE

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Blog post, Thank you for visiting.

 

Colour Your Season from Stampin’ Up!

Every now and then Stampin Up! release a ‘Limited Time’ product…its only available for one month and then its gone…..

You have to be quick because once they run out….its gone, no more….FINISHED!

Colour Your Season is this product…..Only available for the month of August

   

The great things is it comes as a Bundle, Blended Seasons – Stamps and Thinlet Dies 140804-Clear 104803- Wooden.

Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season! Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!

Stampin’ Up! have also added a NEW range of Watercolour Pencils in 10 new colours! 149014

Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

While the Blended Seasons Stamp Set works great with the Watercolor Pencils, it also works well with our other colouring tools too, such as the Aqua Painter, Brusho, Blender Pens and more!

  

    

   

I used a range of watercolour pencils from both assortments 1 & 2. Images coloured and the blended with Blender Pens

Pearls were coloured with Stampin’ Up! Blends.

A list of Available product used in the above cards will be listed below. Blended Season Bundle, Blended Season Stamp set, Stitched Seasons and Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2 will not be abailable until 1st August – 31st August, while stocks last……

Thanks for reading my Blog   

 

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Global Design Project 144 | CASE the Designer

This week the Challenge set by Global Design Project is to CASE the designer, Charlet Mallett.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

I love the way Charlet has put her card together, its simple and very effective.

To see other cards made by the GDP team using Charlet’s card as inspiration then click HERE

All of the products I used in my card are from the Nature’s Poem Suite found on page 142 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalogue.

I love the way my card turned out, I made a few small changes by adding a mat behind the Designer Series Paper and that just because I love mats…I love them behind photos and on my cards because I think it frames the card. The mat is very subtle as its the same colour as the card but I have added texture by using the new Subtle Embossing Folder 143706. And when they say subtle it is very subtle….It gives the paper a linen weave look. I also used the same folder on the piece of white cardstock on the front of the card. I think this embossing folder is going to become a favorite of mine, so watch out you may see a lot more of it.

The stamp set I used on this card is called Rooted in Nature and can be purchased as part of a bundle with Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies 148353 – ClearWooden 148352. This set has 16 rubber stamps depicting trees, leaves and the end of a log – the rings. Along with these there are 6 sentiments that work beautifully with all of these elements.

 The beautiful paper used is also from this suite and is called Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 146338. I love how these papers work so well together and there are 9 coordinating colours in the cardstock.

I finished my card off with one of the stunning leaves from the Leaves Trinkets 146343 and a piece of Crumb Cake twine from Natural Twine 146342 ,tied to the copper leaf and the ends frayed.

This card was fun to do and I will be sharing this card with the girls attending this months Card Class.

If you also love this beautiful Designer Series Paper – Nature’s Poem, you can purchase it as part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Promotion. Only for the month of July.

Thank You for reading my Blog, below you will find a list of all the products used in this card with links to my On-line Store

 

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Wow! Wow! Wow! It’s Free!

WOW!

If you have been thinking about joining me in my Stampin’ Up! travels then NOW is the time.

 

YES! you heard right Stampin’ Up! is offering a free family of Classic Stampin’ Pads to all new recruits

That’s $117 of stamp pads for FREE!

 

If you JOIN my team between 1–31 July 2018 not only will you get your Starter Kit for $169 (With $235 of Product), you will also have a Colour Family of Ink Pads of your chose for FREE!

Colour is what helps me express my creativity and Stampin’ Up! offers 53 colours! Colour can help you express your creativity too!

This is a great way to get started…and its only for a limited time. If you live in Australia you can Join my team today, and get a colour family of your own.

 

Love It..Live It..Share It..

Global Design Project 143 – Theme Challenge

We all have things that we love – family, friends, pets, hobbies…

and I think that Stampin’ Up! Mission – Statement of the Heart says it all for us involved in Stampin’ Up!….Global Design Project has asked ‘We would love to see you share what makes you live for stamping and creativity!’

I love doing craft and over the years have done many different types of crafts. There is always one thing that remains with all that I do is ‘I love to share’ …..

To share by giving to others or through teaching what I love.

I also love to do Jigsaw’s….I have done since I was a child doing them on the table-tennis table.

They help me in times I’m stressed and want to just chill out!

This card allows the recipient to put the jigsaw together to find the Birthday message for them.

This card incorporates two of these……making a card which I’m going to send to a family member and a Jigsaw.

How was this card made…..

This could not have been made without the Stamparatus 148187.

Other Products used..

 Healing Hugs 146530

Picture Perfect Birthday 145519

 Love You to Pieces Bundle 148396

 

Both the card base and card front needs to be stamped identically so then the card base becomes the ground for the jigsaw. So by using the Stamparatus and grid paper you can get perfect placement.

Purple Line – Card Base, Blue Line – Card Front

Once the card and card fronts are stamped add mat to back of card front with lots of adhesive to hold it all together.

Position Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies onto card Front and attached mat – run through with the Big Shot cutting the jigsaw pieces.

Attach the card front/mat to front of card base matching the stamped images.

A Vellum envelope was made using the Envelope Punch Board 133774 to hold the Jigsaw Pieces.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post and I hope you have enjoyed it.

All the products used are listed below with links to my store.

 

 

 

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